Panthers' Snap Count Analysis for Week 17

The Carolina Panthers were able to come away with a win over the Atlanta Falcons thanks to a strong defensive performance. They were on the field for 71 plays compared to only 53 by the Panthers offense. Here is a full breakdown of each player's snaps in Week 17.


Name Position Snaps Snap Percentage
B Bell T 53 100%
A Norwell G 53 100%
T Turner G 53 100%
M Remmers T 53 100%
R Kalil C 53 100%
C Newton QB 53 100%
G Olsen TE 53 100%
K Benjamin WR 42 79%
E Dickson TE 34 64%
J Cotchery WR 33 62%
J Stewart RB 29 55%
C Brown WR 29 55%
M Tolbert FB 18 34%
B Bersin WR 12 23%
F Whittaker RB 7 13%
B Williams TE 5 9%
J Webb QB 3 6%


  • It should be no surprise that once again the starting offensive line played every snap and had another strong performance. From left to right the group of Byron Bell, Andrew Norwell, Ryan Kalil, Trai Turner and Mike Remmers has really helped this offense become much more effective the past five weeks. If this team hopes to win Saturday's playoff game, they will need another strong performance from the offensive line.
  • The Panthers offense wasn't on the field as much as they have been in recent weeks due to the fact the defense returned two interceptions for touchdowns. This cut down on all the players' touches and was one of the reasons that Jonathan Stewart only had 13 carries against the Falcons. The previous three games he was averaging 22 carries per game. He should see that number jump back up when the Panthers take on the Cardinals.



Name Position Snaps Snap Percentage
B Benwikere CB 71 100%
T Boston SS 65 92%
R Harper SS 63 89%
L Kuechly LB 63 89%
T Davis LB 62 87%
J Norman CB 59 83%
C Johnson DE 51 72%
C Jones FS 51 72%
S Lotulelei DT 42 59%
K Short DT 40 56%
D Edwards DT 29 41%
M Addison DE 28 39%
W Horton DE 25 35%
K Ealy DE 25 35%
F Alexander DE 22 31%
C Cole DT 22 31%
A Glanton LB 21 30%
T DeCoud FS 14 20%
M White CB 12 17%
B Jacobs LB 8 11%
C Byndom CB 8 11%



  • Cornerback Bene Benwikere was the only player on the defense to play every snap. The fact that the Panthers had such a big lead played a big role into how many snaps players saw and coaching staff starting to work in some of the backups.
  • Defensive end Frank Alexander was active for the first time this year against the Falcons, playing 22 snaps. The coaching staff split up the playing time fairly evenly among the defensive ends outside of Charles Johnson. Alexander, along with Kony Ealy, Mario Addison and Wes Horton were able to stay fresh for the entire game thanks to this kind of rotation and helped the Panthers keep a steady pass rush on Matt Ryan

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